The Green Papers: Utah 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 24 June 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Thursday 20 March 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 24 June 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 8:00p MDT (0200 UTC).
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 8:00p MST (0300 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:2,770,765 (0.89% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Salt Lake City
 

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Utah State and Local Government

Utah 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Nomination note: In UTAH, where a single candidate has already received the support of more than 50% to 60% of the delegates at the Party Convention (the percentage itself is set by the Party), that candidate receives the Party's nomination. Otherwise, the top two vote getters at the Convention advance to the Primary.


Conventions are held by the Constitution, Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican Parties prior to the primary. The Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican Conventions are 26 April 2014. The Constitution Party convention is 3 May 2014.


2014 certified election returns from the Lieutenant Governor's Office.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator Orrin G. Hatch
First elected: 1976; re-elected: 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Orrin G. Hatch
FEC S6UT00063

Class 3 Republican Senator Mike Lee
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Mike Lee
FEC S0UT00165

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor Gary R. Herbert
As Lieutenant Governor, succeeded to the Governorship upon the resignation of Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (Republican), effective 11 August 2009. First elected in a special election: 2010; re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox
Appointed: 16 October 2013 (re: resignation of Lieutenant Governor Gregory S. "Greg" Bell).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 11 August 2009: State Senator Gregory S. "Greg" Bell enters office as Lieutenant Governor. Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (Republican) resigned to become Ambassador to China causing Lieutenant Governor Gary R. Herbert (Republican) to ascend to the Governor's Chair.
1 September 2009: Lieutenant Governor Bell is unanimously confirmed by the Utah Senate. He was first elected in a special election in 2010 and re-elected in 2012.
16 September 2013: Lieutenant Governor Bell announces his resignation- "... I have decided it's time to step down and return to the employment market.". Governor Gary R. Herbert will name a replacement, who will be confirmed by the state Senate. Lieutenant Governor Bell will remain on the job until the confirmation.
16 October 2013: The Utah State Senate confirms state Representative Spencer J. Cox (Republican) as the new Lieutenant Governor.

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Open)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Robert William "Rob" Bishop
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 26 April 2014 Convention
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 84,231 64.78% Congressman Robert William "Rob" Bishop
FEC H2UT01094; 24 Nov 14; Tot $543,197; Dsb $524,358
  Candidate Democratic 36,422 28.01% Donna M. McAleer
FEC H2UT01235; 24 Nov 14; Tot $266,277; Dsb $257,418
  Candidate Libertarian 4,847 3.73% Craig Richard Bowden
FEC H4UT01108; 30 Sep 14; Tot $4,312; Dsb $4,269
  Candidate Independent American 4,534 3.49% Dwayne A. Vance
FEC H4UT01124
Total 130,034 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Chris Stewart
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 26 April 2014 Convention
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 88,915 60.82% Congressman Chris Stewart
FEC H2UT02324; 24 Nov 14; Tot $755,106; Dsb $648,715
  Candidate Democratic 47,585 32.55% state senator Luz M. Robles
FEC H4UT02197; 15 Oct 14; Tot $153,306; Dsb $131,622
  Candidate Constitution 4,509 3.08% Shaun Lynn McCausland
FEC H4UT02221
  Candidate Independent American 3,328 2.28% Wayne L. Hill
FEC H2UT03140
  Candidate Unaffiliated 1,734 1.19% Bill Barron
FEC H4UT02239; 24 Nov 14; Tot $19,152; Dsb $18,395
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 117 0.08% Warren Rogers
People's Party

FEC H4UT02247
Total 146,188 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 26 April 2014 Convention
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 102,952 72.21% Congressman Jason Chaffetz
FEC H8UT03089; 24 Nov 14; Tot $944,555; Dsb $734,904
  Candidate Democratic 32,059 22.48% Brian Wonnacott
FEC H4UT03153; 24 Nov 14; Tot $9,209; Dsb $5,851
  Candidate Independent American 3,192 2.24% Zack Strong
FEC H4UT03195
  Candidate Unaffiliated 2,584 1.81% Stephen P. "Steve" Tryon
FEC H4UT03211; 24 Nov 14; Tot $61,003; Dsb $60,915
  Candidate Unaffiliated 1,513 1.06% Ben J. Mates
FEC H4UT03203
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 280 0.20% David A. Else
Independent American Party

FEC H4UT03237
Total 142,580 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman James David "Jim" Matheson
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 17 December 2013: Announced retirement.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 74,936 50.92% former Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia B. Love
FEC H2UT04023; 24 Nov 14; Tot $5,208,376; Dsb $4,969,610
  Candidate Democratic 67,425 45.81% H. Douglas "Doug" Owens
Son of former Congressman Wayne Owens

FEC H4UT04011; 31 Dec 14; Tot $866,595; Dsb $866,595
  Candidate Independent American 2,032 1.38% Tim Aalders
FEC H4UT04052
  Candidate Constitution 1,424 0.97% Collin Robert Simonsen
FEC H4UT04045
  Candidate Libertarian 1,351 0.92% Jim L. Vein
FEC H2UT04056
Total 147,168 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Attorney General Sean D. Reyes
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
Appointed: 23 December 2013. First elected in a Special Election: 4 November 2014.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 On 21 November 2013, Attorney General John Swallow (Republican) announced his resignation effective 3 December 2013 (re: allegations of bribery and election law violations). In mid-December, Governor Gary R. Herbert (Republican) will appoint a replacement from a list of 3 names provided by the state Republican Party. The Democratic Party plans to sue for a special election to fill the remainder of the term.
21 November 2013 Statement from Governor Gary R. Herbert: "I call on the Republican State Central Committee to convene ... and send me three names to consider for appointment ... Until I make that appointment, I have asked Major General Brian Tarbet to ensure the duties of the Office of the Attorney General are performed."
23 December 2013: Governor Gary R. Herbert (Republican) appoints Sean D. Reyes (Republican) as Attorney General.
4 November 2014: Attorney General Sean D. Reyes is first elected in a Special Election.
Next regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Special Election - The Special Primary for this office is Tuesday 24 June 2014.
  Elected Republican 355,275 63.06% Attorney General Sean D. Reyes
  Candidate Democratic 151,967 26.97% Charles Alan Stormont
  Candidate Libertarian 22,333 3.96% W. Andrew "Andrew" McCullough
  Candidate Constitution 18,722 3.32% Gregory G. Hansen
  Candidate Independent American 15,108 2.68% Leslie D. Curtis
Total 563,405 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Treasurer Richard K. Ellis
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Auditor John Dougall
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 5 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 7 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Desert Greens (affiliate of Green)
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution): 5 candidates
  Justice Party
  Unity
Independents
  Unaffiliated: 5 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.le.state.ut.us/Documents/code_const.htm
Election Authority
  State of Utah Elections Office
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The Senate Site - Republican
  Utah House of Representatives
  Utah House of Representatives
  Utah Senate Democrats
  Utah State Legislature
  Utah State Senate
Democratic
  Utah Democratic Party
Republican
  Utah Republican Party
  Utah Republican Party
Third Party
  Being Human Party
  Constitution Party of Utah
  Desert Greens Green Party of Utah
  Independent American Party of Utah
  Justice Party of Utah
  Libertarian Party of Utah
  The Constitution Party of Utah
  Unity Party of Utah
Media & others
  Box Elder News Journal
  Deseret Morning News - Salt Lake City
  DMOZ - Utah
  KSL TV - NBC - Salt Lake City
  KTVX - ABC - Salt Lake City
  KUTV TV - CBS - Salt Lake City
  Park Record - Park City
  Politics1.com - Utah
  Standard-Examiner - Ogden
  The Daily Herald - Provo
  The Herald Journal - Logan
  The Salt Lake Tribune
  The Spectrum - St. George
  The Times-News - Nephi
  The Uintah Basin Standard - Roosevelt
  The Utah Amicus and friends
  The World, According to Me
  Tooele Transcript Bulletin
  Utah Policy - Politics, Communications & Government Relations
  Utah Politico Hub
  Vote Utah - KUED

 


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